Family Home Evening Ideas

    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Mar. 2010, 79

    Family Home Evening Ideas

    This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are a few examples.

    “The Law of the Fast,” p. 26: Consider making a family plan for the next fast Sunday. Decide when the family will pray to begin and end the fast. Discuss what you might fast for and how you are blessed by sharing your testimonies during the fast. If a family member cannot go without food or water, discuss other ways he or she can participate.

    “Neither Trust in the Arm of Flesh,” p. 40: Invite family members to share how they or another family member has become a better person in the past year. Then invite family members to set a goal that will help them become who God wants them to be.

    To illustrate how Heavenly Father can magnify our efforts, invite younger children to pick up something heavy. Then have a parent or older child assist them. Which was easier and why? What kinds of things can we do only with Heavenly Father’s help?

    “Caught in a Cumbuca,” p. 48: As a family, consider creating your own cumbuca containing something desirable. Then take turns role-playing the “monkey.” Discuss how Satan tries to trap us, how we can avoid the traps, and what we can do if we find ourselves caught in a trap.

    “Lindsay’s Priesthood Blessing,” p. 66: Discuss what priesthood blessings are, and invite family members to share their own experiences with receiving priesthood blessings. You could ask: How did you feel as you received the blessing? How did it help you? Why are you thankful for the priesthood?